Joan West Duncan
Associate Director, Ph.D, Program in Clinical PsychologyProfessor of PsychologyClinical Psychologist and Consultant
B.A., Howard UniversityPh. D, Clark UniversityPost Doctorate, Yale University
Dr. Duncan is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Associate Director for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. After graduating with a B.A. in Sociology from Howard University, she completed her doctoral degree in Psychology at Clark University and received post-doctorate training in clinical and community psychology at Yale University. As a professor, Dr. Duncan’s interests include cross-cultural psychology, minority issues, community psychology, and ethics. As a clinical psychologist, she has extensive experience working with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and with members of the LGBT community. Dr. Duncan’s expertise also extends into the area of humanitarian assistance and community consultation on behalf of vulnerable children and communities. This work focuses on addressing the psychosocial needs of children through the development and evaluation of international and domestic governmental and non-governmental assistance programs, which target communities affected by war, genocide, HIV/AIDS, drought, and natural disasters.
Cross-cultural psychology; minority issues; professional ethics; sexual assault and domestic violence; psychosocial assistance to children and communities made vulnerable by war, genocide, HIV/AIDS, and natural diasters.
Duncan, J. & Farber, A. (2013) Educational programming in Chepsaita, Kenya. Final Report prepared for United with Kenya, NY, NY.
Duncan, J. & Talreja, P. (2012) Taking stock of OVC Programming: Mozambique, Malawi, and Tanzania. Final Report prepared for Save the Children, Africa Area Office.
Duncan, J. & Talreja, P. (2012) SMARTS Early childhood enrichment: Reflections of Parents. A qualitative assessment of parent appraisals of the impact of the SMARTS initiative on educational readiness. Final Report prepared for REACH Prep, Stamford, CT.
Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2011, August) Endline Observations: Tools and Methodology of the Essential Package. Final Report prepared for Save the Children (Washington, D.C.) and CARE International (Atlanta, GA)
Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2011, May). Mid-term observations: Tools of the Essential Package. Final Report prepared for Save the Children (Washington, D.C.) and CARE International (Atlanta, GA)
Duncan, J. & Azar, N. (2011). Activism and self-actualization: A qualitative inquiry. Final Report prepared for the Democratic Participation Unit at the Ford Foundation, NY, NY.
Duncan, J., Kramer, I., & Parker-Duncan, L. (2009). A Community-based assessment of educational and social concerns, Chepsaita, Kenya. Final Report prepared for United with Kenya, NY, NY.
Williamson, J. & Duncan, J. (2006). Review of social work capacity for children and families after the tsunami. Final Report prepared for UNICEF, Thailand.
Duncan, J. & Hadley, E. (2005). Child protection in post-tsunami Thailand: A skills-based approach. Final Report prepared for UNICEF, Thammasat University, and Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Trustee and Chair, REACH Prep, Stamford CT
Board member, United with Kenya